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19 Oct 2018 5:46 pm
Booming Business: Little Girl Sells Out Cookie Stock at Canada Pot Shop

Elina got the idea from her father, Seann, who suggested the lucrative business strategy to her a day prior to the first day of legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada.

19 Oct 2018 5:32 pm
Science Friction: Researchers Debating Over Genetic Data Encryption

Labs are constantly looking to identify links between millions of drug compounds and the tens of thousands of proteins in the human body, but they don't want their competitors to know what they are working on.

19 Oct 2018 4:46 pm
Former Iranian President Quotes Tupac's Lyrics to Attack US, Leaves Twitterati in Disbelief

'It's time to fight back that's what Huey said. Two shots in the dark, now Huey's dead.'

19 Oct 2018 2:53 pm
#FallingStars2018: New Instagram Trend Flaunts Wealth through Clumsiness

After oddities such as the #KikiChallenge, Planking, Harlem Shakes, the newest trending hashtag on social media is #FallingStars2018.

19 Oct 2018 2:31 pm
Dussehra: #MeToo Ravana Set to Be Burned in Delhi

Indraprastha Ramlila Committee in East Delhi has instituted a new tradition over the past several years by burning a fourth effigy on the day of Dussehra, with the new demon representing pressing social issues of the day.

19 Oct 2018 1:15 pm
Spiders, Man: Lake Gets Caught in Kilometer-Large Web; Scary Pics Included

Draped over roadside bushes, fences and small trees, the webs have a combined length of about 1,000 metres (1,100 yards).

19 Oct 2018 12:22 pm
19 Oct 2018 11:42 am
High Demand in Canada Leads to Cannabis Shortage

Most consumers were exuberant about the end of prohibition, but a few expressed disappointment over not being able to buy cannabis on the first day.

19 Oct 2018 11:33 am
Pakistani Poet's Daughter has to Drive Taxi to Make Ends Meet

Ms Jalib said that she does not feel any shame in driving a taxi as she is the daughter of Habib Jalib, who never compromised on principles till his death.

19 Oct 2018 11:21 am
Material World: You Can Now Rent Madonna's London Home

For a home that once housed Madge herself -- America's pop culture matriarch -- the redecorated two-bedroom, two-bathroom listing is surprisingly modest and unremarkable.

19 Oct 2018 11:11 am
This Dussehra, Mumbai Police is Warning People About New-Age Ravana on the Prowl

The new age Ravana may not have ten heads, but it is more hi-tech.

18 Oct 2018 6:40 pm
This Dussehra Mumbai Police Warns People About New-Age Ravana

The new age Ravana may not have ten heads, but it is more hi-tech.

18 Oct 2018 5:44 pm
In Light of #MeTooIndia, NCW Announces Dedicated Email for Workplace Harassment Complaints

National Commision for Women offered some small respite today to victms of workplace sexual harassment, by setting up a dedicated email ID to receive complaints of sexual misconduct and abuse.

18 Oct 2018 3:38 pm
Nothing to See Here: Sri Lanka to Revoke Rogue Bikini Ban

Sri Lanka, a Buddhist-majority island popular with tourists, has criticised foreigners in the past for offending moral tastes.

18 Oct 2018 3:00 pm
Feeling Lucky? World's Largest Jackpot Hits $900 Million

The previous largest single jackpot of $758.7 million was won last year by Mavis Wanczyk, a 53-year-old mother of two from Massachusetts.

18 Oct 2018 1:28 pm
18 Oct 2018 11:38 am
It's Time for Women to Sexualise Men, Says TV Star Issa Rae

The African-American writer and producer, who first broke through playing herself in the cult YouTube series <em>Awkward Black Girl</em>, admitted she was all for the camera lingering longer on the glories of the naked male.

18 Oct 2018 11:31 am
18 Oct 2018 10:21 am
Cannabis: A New Golden Goose for The Booze Biz?

Hemp beers and those containing cannabidiol, a cannabis component that is not psychoactive, are already available. There also are drinks with added THC.

18 Oct 2018 9:05 am
‘Liberating Yet Exhausting’: #Metoo Movement Has Taken a Toll on the Survivors' Mental Health

'Many women remain anonymous because they fear being slut-shamed or even run the risk of being physically threatened. '

18 Oct 2018 8:19 am
Volcanic Underwater World Discovered Off Coast of Tasmania

Mapping revealed seamounts measuring up to 3km (1.9miles) from the seabed, but 2km (1.2miles) below the surface.

18 Oct 2018 8:07 am
WATCH: Former CM of Balochistan Faces All Tough Questions With the 'Perfect' Answer

The viral video shows former CM of Balochistan ignoring questions from journalists with 'No comments'.

17 Oct 2018 8:19 pm
In Canada's Wine Country, Greenhouse Drops Orchids to Grow Cannabis

The greenhouse currently produces 12.5 tonnes of cannabis per year. That will increase to 40 tonnes in 2019 after an expansion of the facility.

17 Oct 2018 12:45 pm
17 Oct 2018 12:38 pm
Sambar is NOT South Indian and You Should Thank the Marathas

Interestingly, it was also the Marathas whom introduced chilies to India, after being introduced to it by the Portuguese.

17 Oct 2018 12:37 pm
In Viral Video Where BSP MP's Son Waves Gun, Female Companions Take Shot at #MeToo

While the man in pink pants brandished a pistol in his grotesque display of entitlement outside Delhi’s Hyatt hotel, far more deadly was what his female companions weaponised: hate.

17 Oct 2018 11:29 am
Tom and Jerry to Be Revived in Live-Action Adaptation

Tim Story and Warner Bros are talking over the studio's <em>Tom and Jerry</em> project, which is to involve both live-action and CGI.

17 Oct 2018 10:44 am
Richard Gere Trolls Trump on His TV Debut at Cannes

The <em>Pretty Woman</em> actor is shooting a new BBC series <em>MotherFatherSon</em>, which he said is a bid "to tell a story that relates to this crazy moment on the planet."

17 Oct 2018 10:35 am
#90sMoviesIn2018: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Taught Me a Very Skewed Idea of Beauty

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was one of those many films, which drilled in my head, a very skewed idea of how Indian femininity and beauty should be.

16 Oct 2018 2:13 pm
In Kolkata, a Durga Puja Pandal Crafted Out of Nails and Threads to Make it 'Visible' to the Blind

Inside the pandal, the walls are crafted using nails with threads mounted on them and crisscrossing each other to form patterns and words such as "Ma" and "Jai Ma Durga" in Braille.

16 Oct 2018 12:59 pm
Bulgaria Withdraws from 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

Bulgaria has been competing in Eurovision since 2005 and achieved its best result in 2017, when Kristian Kostov's song <em>Beautiful Mess</em> won second place.

16 Oct 2018 11:56 am
#MeToo India: An Open Letter from the Invisible Women Reporters of the Hinterland

'We’re saying #metoo, but we fear it isn’t enough to jolt you out of your comfortable place of power and entitlement.'

16 Oct 2018 11:27 am
Lachhu Maharaj Birth Anniversary Marked with Google Doodle

The maestro passed away in July 2016 in Varanasi at the age of 72, after a prolonged illness.

16 Oct 2018 10:59 am
Outrageous New TV Dating Shows Cut Straight to Home Run

A new dating show is helping time-pressed millennials save on the unnecessary preliminaries by cutting straight to the chase.

16 Oct 2018 9:57 am
World's First Kids' Show about Sexual Harassment Being Made

<em>Jams</em> will tell the story of an 11-year-old girl called Joy who is harassed by a powerful family friend, a lawyer who plays football with her father.

16 Oct 2018 9:34 am
This Stunning Google Interactive Map Shows #MeToo Has Reached Every Corner of India

A section of the map which pinpoints top searching cities has been dominated, of late, by locations in India, from small towns to larger metropolis.

16 Oct 2018 9:32 am
Bigotry Can Be Brutal: I Was Jeered, Bullied and Humiliated By My Boss For Being Gay

'I was bullied to such an extent that I even considered going back into the closet.'

16 Oct 2018 9:06 am
Gmorning, Gnight: Lin-Manuel Miranda to Publish Tweet-Inspired Book

<em>Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You</em> will offer 200-plus pages featuring Miranda's inspirational tweets, which he began before his <em>Hamilton</em> fame and which earned him a faithful Twitter following.

16 Oct 2018 8:16 am
15 Oct 2018 9:04 pm
Coca Cola 'Summons Death' by Vending Machine in Maori Misfire

Te reo Maori, the native tongue of New Zealand's Polynesian population, the Maori, who constitute the second-largest ethnic community on the island after the European New Zealanders, has been witnessing quite the revival of late.

15 Oct 2018 6:23 pm
TaxiFabric Co-Founder Named in #MeToo List, Maintains Radio Silence

The majority of these allegations come from women who wish to remain anonymous. However, several women have come forward publically to share their own unpleasant experiences with Alvani.

15 Oct 2018 6:10 pm